This position is with a high performing fixed income fund in London who are at the cutting edge of combining a data driven approach with active portfolio management. As part of a wider growth plan, the fund is investing significant resource to building out their technology and quant teams. The tech team are involved in a wide number of projects, including currently building and developing a new core trading system, working directly with the quant and portfolio management team to build trading tools and applying machine learning technology and approaches throughout the investment process.
The role will involve working directly with quant analysts to develop software and tools to support specific research and development projects. You will also work on larger projects that support the wider business. The Quant and Data teams are both working in Python, with the core system in C#, so they are looking for developers with the ability and appetite to work in these languages. Those currently working with a C-Style language (C#, C++, Java, Go etc) will be considered.
This fund is a collegiate environment and there will be involvement in several different projects simultaneously. All developers are expected to be involved in discussing and architecting new projects, working on a pipeline of development work, and supporting existing software in production. They are looking for a candidate who can take on immediate significant responsbilities and who can grow further in the role.
In terms of characteristics the fund hires are high performing self-starters with low ego and the ability to be pragmatic in their approach to work. There is significant exposure to working with a range of stakeholders across the business (working particularly closely with the CTO directly), so strong communication skills are essential. Candidates should have a genuine passion for software development and a general positive attitude.
As you will be working closely with the business, previous experience within hedge funds would be advantageous but is not required. The priority is to find an exceptional programmer, so those without financial experience will be considered (if they are able to acquire domain knowledge). That said, candidates with expereince working within interest rate trading are particularly welcomed. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to understand statistical analysis and modelling.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful and very collegiate fund with a progressive and positive working culture that truly values technology as an integral part of their success.
- Strong academics in Computer Science / equivalent
- Significant software development experience working with large data sets
- Experience in the field of systematic would be highly regarded but not essential
- Experience with fixed income (interest rates) products would be an advantage (but not essential)
- Excellent, current programming ability in C#, C++, Java, Go or Python
- At least 5 years experience (can be significantly more) working in a relevant role
- Positive, can-do pragmatic attitude
Due to demand, we are advertising this role anonymously. If you would prefer to speak to someone before submitting a CV, please send a blank application to the role and someone will be in touch to discuss.
We can only respond to highly qualified candidates.